WALK THE WALK AT CHILTERN FESTIVAL
EXPLORE new locations, landscapes and legends during this year’s Chilterns Walking Festival.
The 16-day programme of guided walks and special events takes place from May 18 to June 2.
The Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers the rural countryside of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire on London’s north-west doorstep.
There will be an exciting programme of more than 80 guided walks and special activities led by expert local guides who will bring the area to life.
Take the train for a walk, discover favourite locations, landscapes and larger-than-life personalities – from Iron Age settlers to modern day food and drink producers with daily events. For more information go to www.visitchilterns.co.uk/walkingfest or find us on Facebook at ChilternsWalkingFestival/.
The full programme will be out in mid March, but in the meantime highlights include:
Dawn Chorus at Tring Park on Thursday May 2, led by the Woodland Trust.
Woodland cooking walk on Sunday May 19 with David Willis Bushcraft.
Lure of the woods – a walk along Chiltern hills and through woodlands, with refreshment stop at a private woodland camp. There will be a kettle simmering and the option to cook your lunch over the campfire.
Family Bushcraft on Thursday May 30 with David Willis Bushcraft.
Wild garlic walk, foraging and food demonstrations.
Chilterns Vintage Cinema walk – Best of Both Worlds. Visit some of the film and TV locations in one of the most filmed areas of the country, then relax with a film viewing in an iconic setting. There will also be some ‘film walks’ led by rangers at Bucks country parks.
Chilterns Hillfort and archaeology walks, learning the fascinating history of the iron age hillforts.
Follow in the footsteps of your ancestors along the ‘Tuddingway’, a medieval route between Crowmarsh and Reading, following the meandering Thames corridor with some diversions up into the beechwoods.
‘Meet the maker’ art and craft walks visiting Chilterns furniture makers, potters and saddle makers. A chance to visit studios not normally open to the public in spectacular locations.
Amersham Museum will be offering more art and craft walks, discovering one of the most important architects in Amersham’s 20th century development, J H Kennard.
Join in with the Chilterns Walking Festival
The Chiltern Hills